31-Year-Old Man Confirmed Dead Near Kallang MRT, Body Was On Eastbound Track
UPDATE (26 Feb): The police have identified the person involved in the accident as a 31-year-old man, reports Channel NewsAsia (CNA).
The police also do not suspect foul play based on preliminary investigations.
A person has been confirmed dead between Lavender and Kallang MRT station on Thursday night (25 Feb).
According to SMRT on Facebook, an incident had occurred at around 9.30pm between both stations. Police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) were immediately deployed to the scene.
The body was located on the eastbound track towards Pasir Ris near Kallang MRT station.
As a result, train services between Bugis and Aljunied MRT stations in both directions were suspended.
SCDF confirms death at 11.11pm
In response to MS News‘ queries, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they received a call for help at 5 Sims Avenue – which is Kallang MRT station – at 9.35pm on Thursday (25 Feb).
An SCDF paramedic pronounced a person dead at the scene.
How the deceased managed to enter the tracks, remains a mystery as of now.
Lavender & Kallang stations closed
Channel NewsAsia (CNA) reports that both Lavender & Kallang stations were closed shortly after the incident.
When MS News went down to Lavender station at around 11pm, the scene was quiet and there were only a few people around.
At Kallang station, authorities had cordoned off the entrance and no one was allowed to enter.
SMRT added they are currently assisting the police with investigations.
In the meantime, the SMRT Care Team was deployed to help other staff and family members of the deceased when identified.
Rest in peace
As investigations are ongoing, let us refrain from jumping to conclusions regarding the deceased’s motives for entering the tracks and let the authorities do their job for now.
Our hearts go out to family members of the deceased. It must be incredibly difficult and shocking to learn of the circumstances surrounding the death of their loved one.
MS News extends our deepest condolences to the deceased’s family.
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